The Michigan Health Department reported 1,156 new cases of COVID-19 and 68 new deaths on Saturday.

Of the 68 deaths, 62 were identified during a review of vital records, which the department conducts three times a week.

There are currently a total of 587,581 confirmed cases and 15,522 deaths in Michigan since March.

As of Thursday, the state had sent 2,621,225 doses of COVID-19 vaccine and administered 2,131,955 doses as of Friday – 81.33% of those sent.

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Michigan had a positivity of 3.5% on Friday, announcing that 1,216 of 34,733 diagnostic test results were positive.

According to data from the state health department, the state has a mortality rate of 2.6% among known cases.

Michigan reported 57,969 probable cases of COVID-19 and 986 probable deaths. Probable cases, combined with confirmed cases, totaled 645,550 cases and 16,508 deaths.

The State Department of Health reported a total of 541,258 recovered cases of COVID-19 as of Friday. Recovered cases are patients who were alive 30 days after onset.

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